Cybersecurity for Tweens and Teens, Part II: How to Protect your Network

The internet and social media are wonderful tools that have transformed our world more than anything else in the past 20 years. They can be excellent for interacting, socializing and developing friendships. Unfortunately, not everyone using the internet has the best intentions and the truth is there are a lot of creeps out there!

In this Wonder Women talk, a follow up to our general info talk on the same subject, Sarah Newton Cyber Analyst at UAB’s Cybercrime Forensics Lab/DarkTower and Leigh-Anne Hoffman, Cyber Analyst/Team Lead at DarkTower, lead an interactive workshop on how to adjust settings on your computer, phone, or tablet to keep you safe! Walk away with tangible skills!

Please bring your phone, laptop, or tablet

Thanks to our Gold level event series sponsor, Sirote & Permutt, PC.

This event starts promptly at 3 pm.

NCWIT’s Alabama Digital Skills Initiative will get more girls and women into tech in Birmingham—3 reasons why it matters

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From Girls Who Code via Facebook

In May 2019, we told y’all about a new $4.1m initiative to support southeastern women in tech.

The National Council for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and the Cognizant Foundation, the backers of this initiative spoke at TechBirmingham’s Tech Tuesday. Read on to learn what we found out.

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Sloss Tech’s Women in Tech panel on August 2 at The Lyric in Birmingham is gonna be awesome. Get your tickets now.

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Sloss Tech has a rock-star lineup for its 2019 Women in Tech panel.
A rock-star lineup for the Women in Tech panel at this year’s Sloss Tech. (l-r) Stephanie Cooper, Martha Underwood, April Benetollo, Amanda Raney . . . and, just added (pictured below) Ashley Gann . Photos supplied

Think women don’t play a big role in tech here in Birmingham? Think again.

Sloss Tech 2019 has a rock-star panel of women trailblazers in leadership and tech roles lined up for this year’s event. You can get your ticket here.

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Southeastern women in tech: $4.1 million dollar initiative launched in Birmingham. Why it’s important

Young women can have fun and make friends while learning tech.
Young women having fun while learning. Photo from Tech Birmingham’s Facebook page

Southeastern women in tech got a huge shot in the arm yesterday. Thanks to the Cognizant U.S. Foundation and the National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT), new opportunities are coming. By 2022, over 13,000 girls and women throughout the Southeast will benefit from new tech skills development opportunities. New skills, peer networks and support lead to new job opportunities.

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